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25 celebrities you can spot in Vancouver in January

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Alison Pudsey Jan 04, 2018 12:20 pm 8,548

Hello 2018! The start of a new year will bring a few new celebrity faces to town. Here are 25 celebrities you can spot in and around Vancouver during January.

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on the beach in Santa Monica, CA.

Anna Kendrick at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on the beach in Santa Monica, CA (Jaguar PS/Shutterstock)

Anna Kendrick will be in Vancouver until mid January for her role in Disney’s Christmas film Noelle, also known as Nicole. She is best known for her roles in the Twilight saga, the Pitch Perfect films and recently starred alongside Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Katherine Langford

Katherine Langford arrives for the HFPA's Grants Banquet on August 2, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA

Katherine Langford arrives for the HFPA’s Grants Banquet on August 2, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Best known for playing Hannah Baker on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Australian actress Katherine Langford will be in Vancouver this January for her role in Spontaneous.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth at the premiere for "Thor: Ragnarok" at the El Capitan Theatre

Chris Hemsworth at the premiere for “Thor: Ragnarok” at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Be on the lookout for those baby blues: Chris Hemsworth will be in Vancouver for his role in the feature film Bad Times at the El Royale.

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges arrives for the "Only The Brave" Los Angeles Premiere on October 8, 2017 in Westwood, CA

Jeff Bridges arrives for the “Only The Brave” Los Angeles Premiere on October 8, 2017 in Westwood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Also joining Hemsworth on the set of Bad Times at the El Royale is actor and producer Jeff Bridges. Bridges comes from a family of actors and has been acting since he was two years old. You may remember him most recently in Hell or High Water, Tron: Legacy, True Grit or Iron Man.

Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore arrives to the Comic Con 2016 – “Bates Motel” PhotoCall on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Best known for his creepy portrayal of Norman Bates in the TV series Bates Motel, Freddie Highmore will be in Vancouver through to March for his new starring role in The Good Doctor, which will likely be renewed for a second season. Highmore has been acting since he was a child and has starred in films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Lucy Hale

 Lucy Hale at the Disney ABC TV 2016 TCA Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, CA

Lucy Hale at the Disney ABC TV 2016 TCA Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

After recently wrapping up the final season of Pretty Little Liars, Lucy Hale is back filming again for her new role in The CW’s Life Sentence. Hale has previously made small appearances in shows like Privileged, The O.C. and How I Met Your Mother before snagging her lead role in 2010 as Aria in PLL.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris at the 2011 Peoples' Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. January 5, 2011 Los Angeles, CA

Neil Patrick Harris at the 2011 Peoples’ Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. January 5, 2011 Los Angeles, CA (Jaguar PS/Shutterstock)

Neil Patrick Harris will be in and out of Vancouver filming for A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 and 3 until April 2018.

Harris is best known for ‘suiting up’ as his character Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother in which he won a People’s Choice Award for Favourite TV Comedy Actor.

Aidan Gillen

April 10, 2016: Actor Aidan Gillen at the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Aidan Gillen will be in Vancouver this January for his role in the new TV series Blue Book. You may remember his best as  Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones. 

KJ Apa

 KJ Apa at the "Riverdale" Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA

KJ Apa at the “Riverdale” Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Oh Archie *sigh* who can resist this red headed cutie?!

KJ Apa will be in Vancouver filming the second season of Riverdale. Apa is an up and coming actor from New Zealand who snagged the lead role in Riverdale this past year and has also starred in the feature film A Dog’s Purpose.

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017

Lili Reinhart attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017 (Eugene Powers/Shutterstock)

Lili Reinhart will also join Apa on location in Vancouver for Riverdale. Reinhart has the lead role of Betty in the series, and has also made appearances in Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, along with The Good Neighbor, Miss Stevens, and Forever’s End. Most recently she was cast in the upcoming film Galveston.

Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017.

Camila Mendes attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017 (Eugene Powers/Shutterstock)

Of course there would be no Betty without Veronica!

Camila Mendes will also be in Vancouver filming the second season of Riverdale. Rumour has it that Mendes had her first acting job on an IKEA commercial before going on to star in Riverdale as main character Veronica.

Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse at the "Riverdale" Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA

Cole Sprouse at the “Riverdale” Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Rounding out this foursome of course is Cole Sprouse, known as character Jughead Jones and narrator of the Riverdale series.

Sprouse rose to fame at an early age starring alongside his twin brother in Disney channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He also starred in Big Daddy and even a few Friends episodes – remember Ross’ adorable son?!

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies at the Fox Winter TCA 2017 All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena

Sarah Wayne Callies at the Fox Winter TCA 2017 All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Sarah Wayne Callies will be in town this January filming the third season of Colony in which she plays Katie Bowman. Callies has made a name for herself starring in series like Prison Break and The Walking Dead.

Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 on January 6, 2016 (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Joining Callies on the set of Colony is Josh Holloway for his role as Will Bowman. Holloway is best known for his roles in the series Lost and Intelligence.

Rose McIver

Actress Rose McIver attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

Actress Rose McIver attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Rose McIver will be in Vancouver through January to film the fourth season of The CW’s iZombie. McIver is a New Zealand-born actress who made her big screen debut in the movie The Lovely Bones, and has held the lead role of Liv Moore in iZombie since 2015.

Eliza Taylor

Eliza Taylor at Comic-Con Friday 2017 at the Comic-Con International Convention on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Eliza Taylor will likely be in town until the end of January for her role in The 100, which is currently filming its fifth season. Taylor is best known for playing Janae in Australian soap opera Neighbours, before going on to land the lead role of Clarke in The 100.

Marie Avgeropoulos

Actress Marie Avgeropoulos attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Joining Taylor on the set of The 100 is Marie Avgeropoulos, who plays main character Octavia. Avgeropoulos has starred in movies like I Love You, Beth Cooper, 50/50, and TV series Cult.

Grant Gustin

Grant Gustin at the PaleyFEST LA 2015 - "Arrow" and "The Flash" at the Dolby Theater on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Grant Gustin at the PaleyFEST LA 2015 – “Arrow” and “The Flash” at the Dolby Theater on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Back in action for the fourth season of The Flash, Grant Gustin will be on location in Vancouver through to April 2018. Gustin has also had roles in shows like 90210, Glee along with making appearances in Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Arrow.

Dominic Purcell

 Actor Dominic Purcell attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

Actor Dominic Purcell attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Dominic Purcell will likely be in Vancouver through to February filming for his role in TV series Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash. You may remember him best as Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break which recently aired its fifth season.

Victor Garber

Actor Victor Garber attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Also joining Purcell on set is Victor Garber, who plays Dr. Martin Stein in Legends of Tomorrow. Garber is known for his roles in Titanic, Argo and Alias, along with making appearances in The Flash and Vixen. 

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki arrives at the "Supernatural" PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA

Jared Padalecki arrives at the “Supernatural” PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Back to film its 13th season, Jared Padalecki will be in Vancouver for his role of Sam in Supernatural. Padalecki has also starred in Gilmore Girls, House of Wax and alongside the Olsen twins in New York Minute.

Jensen Ackles

 Jensen Ackles arrives at the "Supernatural" PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA

Jensen Ackles arrives at the “Supernatural” PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Joining Padalecki on set is Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean in Supernatural. Ackles made his big break starring in the soap opera Days of Our Lives, along with Smallville and My Bloody Valentine 3D.

Shiri Appleby

Shiri Appleby at the 6th Annual Safety Awareness Event at the Sony Pictures Studio on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, CA

Shiri Appleby at the 6th Annual Safety Awareness Event at the Sony Pictures Studio on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Shiri Appleby will likely be in Vancouver until the end of January to film the fourth season of the series UnREAL. You may remember her as Liz Parker from television series Roswell, Chicago Fire and in HBO’s Girls.

Melissa Benoist

Actress Melissa Benoist at the LA Film Festival opening night world premiere of Lowriders at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood. (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Actress Melissa Benoist at the LA Film Festival opening night world premiere of Lowriders at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood. (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Step aside Superman, Supergirl is back to save the day!

Melissa Benoist will be in Vancouver to film season three of the hit show Supergirl. Benoist has made appearances in Glee, Homeland, The Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell at the 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - The CW at Dolby Theater on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Amell at the 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles – The CW at Dolby Theater on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Joe Seer/Shutterstock)

Stephen Amell will be in town this January to film the sixth season of Arrow. Born in Toronto, the Canadian actor has also made appearances in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, along with Queer as Folk and New Girl to name a few.

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Alison Pudsey
Lifestyle contributor for Daily Hive. Lover of dogs, coffee, yoga and all things celebrity gossip. Toronto is home, but Vancity has my heart.

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